of Nyack

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AZEB GREY has been working at the Montessori Center of Nyack for the past 19 years. She became interested in Montessori educational philosophy when her daughter, a 2014 graduate of Harvard University, was a student here.

Azeb completed her preprimary certification through the American Montessori Society. Her beautiful smile and gentle ways make her equally popular with children, parents and staff. Fluent in French, Azeb also has her Child Development Associates credential, her Early Childhood Credential, and an Associate’s Degree in education from Rockland Community College.

ANTOINETTE O’CONNOR is no stranger to the Montessori Center of Nyack. Not only did she work for us as a long-term leave replacement teacher in 2015, but she also has substituted in every classroom since that time. This year, she is joining Azeb and Elena in the Upstairs Pre Primary class. Toni is a graduate of St. John’s University where she majored in early childhood education (and finance!) She studied Montessori philosophy at the Center for Montessori Teacher Education. Toni is commuting to us from Westchester so we hope to hear all the news about the new Tappan Zee Bridge.



MARÍA ELENA TORRES is a graduate of Lehman College with a major in psychology and a minor in education. She became interested in Montessori education when her daughter, who is now a lawyer, was a preschooler here.

Elena completed her Montessori early childhood certification at the Center for Montessori Teacher Education at the College of New Rochelle. Bilingual, she provides Spanish language lessons for the children in her classes.Elena loves working with our children and never has a cross word for either staff or students. She is also a skilled seamstress and famous for her sewing projects.




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